Journeys in podcasting

By cdveston | Readings to inspire the podcast.

Can Kids As Young As Three Learn to Design and Create In Fab Labs?

Screen time for young children has been a hotly contested debate among parents for years. Many worry that passive consumption of media through …

Kids

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

« In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds | Main | iPads Can Change Math Instruction, Study Finds »<p><i>Washington</i><p>Few …

Most Likely to Succeed: A Film About What School Could Be

When his bright fun-loving fourth grader started failing in school and coming home frustrated, Greg knew something was wrong. The teacher called it …

Brand Strategy & Product Design

Projects

Tools at Schools<p>Tools at Schools is a program designed to teach students the value of design as a problemsolving tool. During this program, the …

Community Idea Lab: Teacher learning in the ways we learn best.

Interactive Ear tool showing how the ear works

View The Cochlea<p>Anterior Semicircular Canal (Superior Semicircular Canal)<p>Posterior<p>Lateral Semicircular Canal (Horizontal Semicircular …

Headphones

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

What is Essential?

...Muisca project continued...<p>Working with David Sexsmith, we designed a three week project centered around symbolism, character emotions, and the …

Journalism

<i>New York Times Magazine</i>, September 5, 2008<p>An investigation of how online status-updates are creating a new, ESP-like form of contact between people: …

Journalism

Audio

CBC’s “The National”<p>Apple’s Macintosh turned 30 in January, 2014 — so CBC’s nightly newscast “The National” had me on to talk about how the Mac …

Maker Faire

INBOUND Bold Talks: Clive Thompson "How The Way You Write Changes the Way You Think"

Thinking Upon Thinking

Constructive Dialogue<p>In our second podcast journey, Dr. Aaron Kuntz explained how he and a young group of researchers created the disruptive dialogue …

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

<b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

Education

O'Reilly logo

In August, I attended O’Reilly’s FOO Camp, a conference like no other, located on our shared campus in Northern California.<p>One of the things that …

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced MinecraftEDU Challenges

After three consecutive snow days starting last Friday, we’re finally back to school this week on Wednesday and my STEM class will be exploring …

Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool

Caltech uses popular computer game ‘Minecraft’ as educational tool

PASADENA >> A team of Caltech researchers has mined pop culture to create a new computer game that connects with youngsters who put up a wall between …

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Creative geniuses in the education department of the American Museum of Natural History have been experimenting with the video game Minecraft to promote learning museum content. Their first experiment is a carefully constructed world within the Minecraft universe called FoodCraft. This program is …

American Museum of Natural History

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

It's a world away from the violence and realism of Grand Theft Auto, but the game being hailed as a Cinderella story for the internet age is set to dominate sales at Christmas<p>There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang …

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

<b>Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game has 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.</b><p>"You've exceeded your usage allowance," read the email from my ISP.<p>I was pretty sure I hadn't but I know a couple of people, my two boys, who might have done it for …

Kids

De-Mystifying Minecraft: How Minecraft Can Enhance What You Teach

Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

<i>Editor's Note: Blogger Mary Beth Hertz was one of the organizers of Edcamp Philly, a free education "unconference" that took place in Philadelphia</i> …

Education

Journeys in Podcasting

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 | 0 comments<p>In the spirit of “keeping the spirit” of #AASSA15’s conference theme alive, <i>Making Connections- No Teacher is an</i> …